Giveaway!

 

***Update***

Thanks so much to all of you for entering. What a thoughtful and caring group of people! I used an online random number generator and the winner is Tracy (@blkbtslonglegs) for her post about her friend Carole. Congrats! I’ll contact you to get your shipping address. 

 
We have two of these Around the World Ohm Beads to give away, one for you and one for a friend! To enter, leave a comment saying which friend could use a vacation and why. Contest closes Feb. 29 at midnight, EST. Enter up to three times! Have fun and good luck!

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  1. Irene is a friend who loves to travel! She likes to go to different points even in touristic places! She did Sex in the City in New York and tried to get a car to go back in time in Paris, at midnight! She is a fashion addict and very stylish woman and this bead is hers!!!!

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  2. My sister could do with a vacation, she has so many animals it is difficult to get people to look after them all. Her fur babies consist of four rabbits, four Guinea pigs, one hamster, two budgies, one canary and a tank full of fish. They are her family and she puts them first.

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    1. My friend, Jean needs a vacation desperately. She works a very high stress job that gives very little time off for de-stressing and relaxation. She supports her family and gives very little to herself. She helps other people and cares for her two dogs as well. Jean is truly a selfless person with a huge heart!

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  3. My friend Tracey could do with a holiday to look forward to. She is 10 years cancer free but unfortunately still has to go through with a 12 hour operation later this year with high risks. She is so brave and an inspiration.

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  4. My friend Rhi could do with a holiday. She is such a caring friend and always puts others first. Tragically she lost her baby at 5 months. She always puts on a brave face despite all she’s been through.😞

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  5. My friend Martha sure could use a vacation after a family tragedy. But we must do with frequent junk shopping. We love to go to second hand stores, carboot sales and junkshops to find hidden treasures! 😀

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  6. My strong and uncomplaining friend Corinne could do with a vacation..After losing her husband shortly after they both retired, she helped her daughter in the care of her two month premature baby…Two years later after happily buying herself a new house, her new home was hit by Hurricaine Sandy..After the storm, when the electric company turned the electricity on, her new house went up in flames. the wires corroded by the salt water…Although sad what had happened, she never complained…I have never seen her feel sorry for herself.

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  7. Travel is the last name of my friend Maria Sylvia! She loves to travel, and she does more or less 4 international travels a year, but is all about job! She has a adventure spirit, and is no afraid about travel alone into the unknown! This bead was made for her!

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  8. My friend Carolla could use a getaway. This lady is the best friend a person could have and works hard to support her family and teach her students with love as well. Vacations are few and far between for her so I would wish for a lovely European escape for this wonderful lady.

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  9. If I could choose a friend who could benefit from both a vacation and a vacation bead. I would choose my friend Ariel. We have taken vacations together and separately when we vacation separately we often bring home charm beads for one another.
    (Montreal, Nova Scotia, Florida)
    She has a four month old baby which of course has kept her closer to home these past few months but I know she will be looking for a new adventure soon!

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  10. Ideally I would choose to vacation with two friends ( wink, wink) but I will pick Cheryl for her lucky Irish lass-self. She has had her share of worry some stress this year and if I can’t win the lotto and take her away on a real vacation, then this bead could at least be like a Calgon moment for her

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  11. I don’t have a lot of friends, but my friend Kate could use a vacation right now! After having worked for one and the same company for over 10 year she will have to find herself a new job later this year. I hope she will be brave and lucky enough to get the job she was always dreaming about. It has to do with photography and travelling. And worth mentioning we have never traveled together! That would be fun!!!

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  12. Just realized that I have another friend who deserves a good vacation! His name is Alexey and he is my husband. He is the most carrying and attentive husband ever. I admire his talent when he works and his patience when he plays with our boy. After I broke my elbow, he not only supports me and helps me a lot, he also does all the job for both of us, does everything about the house including washing and cooking and cleaning, takes care of our son. ( Do I really want them to take off my cast that fast… Hmmm..) He sure deserves a vacation and knows how to use a new bead!

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  13. My sister could use a vacation. Her family is always sick and nobody can figure out why. She is exausted because she is always taking care of someone even if it’s her turn to be sick.

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  14. My friend Alena needs a vacation badly! She is a university teacher of French and has to go to a number of university buildings located quite apart because there are too few students to teach at one university department. She has also been experiencing a bunch of difficulties recently connected with her salary and working conditions. Meanwhile she is an experienced traveler, been to many European countries visiting her friends who live there. She has two godsons and one goddaughter living in Germany 😉

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  15. My husband Serghei could also use a holiday because of his continuous work from home. Apart from his actual job he keeps receiving extra tasks from his chiefs and colleagues! Besides our young kids drive him mad and a vacation would do good to him.

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  16. I would love to go to London with my friend Pauline because we were planning to go but due to my dad’s stroke we didn t lave … so I would more than happy to travel there with her …

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  17. And last but not l’est I would travel everywhere with my Husband Fred ….because I live wandering in cities or countrysides with him …

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  18. My friend Tracy could use one. She works hard daily, manages two soccer teams, gets her child and others to games, takes care of her family and keeps a clean home. She’s always there for her friends and never seems to stop. She could use a break.

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  19. My friend Ann could use a vacation! She has two young children and they are very energetic. She is a wonderful lady who works hard and spends her weekends volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House while her husband looks after their kids.

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  20. Ok, I have one more name left! I do really think my friend Martha needs a vacation and that is why:
    – she always takes awesome pictures while traveling and all her followers can admire the beautiful places she visits
    – she always takes her beads with her. Beads and traveling, nothing can beat this combo!
    – she always invites her friends to join the party, even if you are 1000 km away, she puts your picture on the table and you feel that you are there, drinking coffee and chatting about beads!
    – the last reason is that she doesn’t own this bead and that’s a shame!

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  21. My sister-in-law, Janel and I could both use this bead as we recently had a harrowing vacation. Plus, I admirer her very much. This bead would be a wonderful start for her very first Ohm bracelet.

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  22. My closest friend who has been my strongest ally, Natasha (aka Tasha) has been through everything and has raised four amazing children and in two months, will be having two beautiful twins! We both have the travel bug! She has flown around Europe and loves visiting her home country and seeing her family when she can. Whilst, I’m soon to be jetting off to visit my family in Hong Kong that I haven’t seen for over 15 years! Time honestly flies! At this very moment, Tasha and I are planning a Euro Road trip with our university mates and her children are coming for the journey too! Before, I know it, I’ll be running in Disneyland Paris in September. 🙂 Life is an epic journey! ❤

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  23. My best friend that could use a vacation would definitely be my mother. She’s done so much for me for my entire life. Right now she’s putting me through college to be a glass artist. I’ve been making and selling one of a kind glass beads that hopefully will take off at some point. She puts up with my anxiety and complaining, and she always pushes me forward to do my best. I’ve recently got her into wearing beads on a regular basis. Whether it’s on a bracelet or a necklace.
    She needs a vacation more than everyone I’ve met. being a business owner, a creative, and a mom. She’s earned it a hundred times over.

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  24. It seems that all of my bead friends live in houses full of boys….husbands, sons, and some even have the four legged kind. Boy sports, boy toys, boy laundry, boy messes, boy smells and boy appetites!! And although there is whole lot of living, loving and laughing going on amongst our male dominated landscapes, what we could all use and very rarely take is an All Girl Trip away!!
    Where? Maybe start on the west coast..and who would I go with? There’s a list but I would make sure Trisha was the first one on the plane!! So many boys…

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  25. My mom and friend Maria needs for sure a vacation. The reason?! She is never been on vacation after my father’s death. Her only and last vacation was on her honeymoon 23 years ago. Sadly but true. :/

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  26. My friend Mary could use a holiday. She is a hardworking mom who puts her family first. I am certain she would love a trip back to her home country to visit her parents.

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  27. I am going to pick Sarah, a fellow Canuck bead squad member. We have never met, but with the nice weather coming that is going to change #roadtrip and winning this bead would mean I would leave right away and deliver it in person

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  28. My friend Annie and I are fan of beads and travelling. It was her birthday 2 weeks ago and it will be mine in a week. That travel bead would be a great gift for us. Could remember us our friendship and the travels we did.

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  29. My husband could use a vacation. He works harder than anyone I’ve ever met, and is always coming home to take care of me and my daughter after working all day.

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  30. I’m going to pick my cousin Darlene. She used to travel a lot and post the best pictures online, however she recently lost her husband and has a lot on her mind now. I think the Ohm beads Around the World bead would be a wonderful gift for her to commemorate all the travels she has been on and to inspire her to go on more and find some happiness again 🙂

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  31. Well, I’m sure it would be nice to take a husband along on a trip somewhere..and I suppose I should take my own!! Mr. Langford is ready for a trip somewhere warm and I think I could buy a bracelet for him (in my size, of course) for his new bead!

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  32. Third times a charm! My sister Catherine is always planning get togethers for others, she would love a vacation away with friends and family. This bead might entice her to go off the beaten track

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  33. My niece Jane. I started her on her first bracelet once upon a time, and this year she turned “sweet 16”. A big adventure lies in wait for her and I think travel should be on every young person’s wish list. I can’t afford to take her around the world but this bead might let her know I would if I could

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  34. My friend Cinzia need a vacation like me!!! With an husband and two sons who wouldn’t need a relaxing vacation!!!😀😀😀😀😀😀😜

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  35. Hi. My name is Lyubov, I have a girlfriend Olga. We are on friendly terms 11 years and for all the time of friendship Olya was only 3 times on holiday. Recently she isn’t able to afford in general any holiday – she has got divorced from husband and one supports the daughter. Her parents live in Ukraine and it didn’t see them nearly 2 years.
    Even if to her won’t carry with a prize, I ask to help – write something warm for my friend and I will give it to her. She will be very glad!!!

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  36. There is one person very close to me and how it’s my twin sister Lilia. Usually on our bracelets do not have the same charms, but this time it would not have wanted to have a special charm. He recalls that the world is big, but we are all close to one another is wanted.

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  37. I would choose my stepmother Bernice. She has been battling lung cancer for a year now and while she is doing well, she is tired and would love to spend some time on a beach somewhere. Like Hawaii. Of course, I would need to accompany her to make sure her mai-tai was kept refreshed. 😉

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  38. My sister and best friend, Melissa Lapham could do with a holiday! She has been supporting me through my cancer treatments which is so draining, especially emotionally! Horribly, she is having some suspicious growths removed today. 😔😔

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  39. Myself and me, in the busy world we always stay, work, talk, walk or even sleep with other. Vacation is a precious thing for me to see the world as it is and to listen to myself, to remedy my heart and give away the stress. Let’s go buddy!

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  40. My very wonderful friend, Rosemarie, could use this bead. She’s a wonderful mother of four and works a full time job and some times extra work too. Rosemarie would give you everything she had if she thought you needed it. She is always available when I need her. If I had a daughter, I would want her to be like Rosemarie. She is the best!

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  41. My friend Martina could use a vacation. She was a traveller and an adventurer like me. She already traveled the world as a humanitarian worker. Now she has been home bound with her baby girl for a year. Sure she loves her but she needs a change of environment.

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  42. My lovely friend Simone needs a vacation, neither of us have had one for 10 years due to looking after elderly parents. It would be so nice to get on a plane or hop in the car and take off for some rest and relaxation.

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  43. I would travel with my mother as she always wanted to cross the sea by a cruise. She always take care of the family, and never complains for that. She is my star and I would love to give her a big smile.

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  44. I would love to share this with my mom, Pamela Mckitrick!
    We travelled the world together when I was born as my dad was stationed on Okinawa, and we are taking a vacation together for their 50th anniversary this summer. I would love for us to each wear this bead as a representation of our life travels together!!

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  45. Would love for my mom to win this!!!
    Pam Mckitrick
    She deserves so much! Has worked hard her whole life and we are going to Ocracoke for a beach house vacation for their 50th anniversary this summer!!!!
    Love you mom! Hope you win!!!

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  46. My dear sister Eva and her husband need a holiday to celebrate the end to Eva’s treatments for breast cancer which end tomorrow after a very long 8 months . This fun bead would represent her journey, but not sure how Mike will wear his though! Thanks to Trish for her sweet post and also Maya. One day…. Lots of bead love to the Canuck Bead Squad.

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  47. A world traveler bead! My mother would love this!!! As a very young wife and mother, she traveled with her 5 mo old infant to join her love on Okinawa 49 years ago. Full circle! Traveling this summer to celebrate their 50th anniversary!
    I’m so lucky to be her daughter and to have travelled the world with my wonderful parents!!!

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  48. ….My hardworking, beloved Mom could use a vacation. My sister and I are all are 29 & 25 now, but she brought me and my sister up working no less than 2, sometimes 3, jobs, and still works non stop-can’t remember the last time she got a break. She has sacrificed so much to give us opportunities (like overtime to send ME to Paris on a school trip), that my sister&I are trying to plan something special for her….

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  49. Everyone has wonderful stories and deserving people. I don’t envy your decision! I would give the other bead to my son. He is my only child and is taking me on a cruise to Alaska in September this year to help me get over a really bad breakup after 21 years together. I am truly blessed to have him. Thanks for your consideration!

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  50. My dear friend Paula Jackson would get the second bead. We are best friends although we never met in reality and we just know each other by internet. This bead reminds me of how far away we live and still are strongly connected to each other and still there would be a lot of ways to visit each other if we could afford it….

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  51. My mum derserves a holiday. She has only been on holidays three times in 35 years to see her parents and siblings who like in a different country from us. (She left/escaped during the war). We grew up with very very little money and I know that she sacrificed everything she had to gives us as much as possible even if that meant only seeing her parents and siblings 3 times over 3 decades. I’ve told her that she should go back each year now bec we (the kids) are older now and my grandparents are getting very old … so it’s time for her to think about herself and her parents, particularly my grandfather who is suffering from memory loss, instead of us.

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  52. I have a friend who is an art teacher in a public school. She is from Italy and would love to be able to return. She deserves a vacation.

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  53. I would like to take my good friend Lucy on a trip! She is always busy doing things for all the members of her family and rarely has the time or energy to do anything for herself. It would be wonderful for her to have even a few days away to do absolutely anything she feels like whenever she wants!!

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  54. My daughter, Michele, really deserves a vacation this summer. She is a Pediatric Physical Therapist, as well as being a Professor. She really cares for her “kiddos” and students. She drives about an hour to work and has a husband and two children. I am the luckiest mom in the world and I am so proud of her.

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  55. Mmmm so sad, I’m always checking on your blog, and the only day I didn’t… Surprise!, there’s a giveaway and I missed it 😔.
    Well, at least you are aware I’m not here to get something in exchange. Beautiful beads as always Martha, thanks for sharing with us!

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